H.R. 44: Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
5% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Madeleine Bordallo
Delegate for Guam At Large
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 44 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

S. 1237 (Related)
Omnibus Territories Act of 2013

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 19, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

17% chance of getting past committee.
5% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To implement the recommendations of the Guam War Claims Review Commission.

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Cosponsors
20 cosponsors (19D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/3/2013--Introduced.
Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act - Recognizes the suffering and the loyalty of the residents of Guam during the Japanese occupation of Guam in World War II.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a Fund for the payment of claims submitted by compensable Guam victims and survivors of compensable Guam decedents.
Directs the Secretary to make specified payments to: (1) living Guam residents who were raped, injured, interned, or subjected to forced labor or marches, or internment resulting from, or incident to, such occupation and subsequent liberation; and (2) survivors of compensable residents who died in war (such payments to be made after payments have been made to surviving Guam residents).
Directs the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission to specify injuries that would constitute a severe personal injury or a personal injury and adjudicate claims and determine payment eligibility.
Requires claims to be filed within one year after the Commission publishes notice of the filing period in the Federal Register and in the Guam media.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish a grant program for research, educational, and media activities that memorialize the events surrounding the occupation of Guam during World War II or honor the loyalty of the people of Guam during such occupation.

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